The remainder of this section describes the Project approved by the County Board of Supervisors on
October 24, 2017. There are no substantive changes to the approved Project.
The Project site totals approximately 229 gross acres, of which approximately 16 acres are located within the City of Calimesa and would be used for project infrastructure purposes. Approximately 140.23 acres would be included within the developed portion of the Project. The remaining 84.8 acres (approximately 36 percent of the Project site) would remain as natural open space. The Project consists of two high-cube warehouse buildings that will be designed to be eligible for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. Building 1 will comprise approximately 811,000 square feet, and Building 2 will comprise approximately 1,012,760 square feet, for a total of approximately 1,823,760 square feet of gross floor area. The two project buildings would include approximately 30,000 square feet of office space.
Both buildings will be designed to accommodate cross-dock usage, with 136 dock doors for Building 1 and 170 dock doors for Building 2. A public street—located between Building 1 and Building 2—would provide access to existing residences that are generally located to the north of the project site, which currently utilize access through the project site via a dirt road. The street proposed to replace the existing dirt road would be approximately 1,600 feet in length, designed to Riverside County standards, and would provide residents access through the project site. Additional development on the project site would include standard and trailer parking stalls, streets, and landscaping.
A water quality basin would be constructed to the west of Building 1. A rectangular concrete channel would be located north and south of Buildings 1 and 2. Additionally, a grouted riprap berm and a water quality infiltration trench would be located north of Building 2. Riprap berms would be located east of Building 2, and a water quality basin is planned west of Building 2. Further, a publicly maintained trapezoidal concrete channel would be located between the building sites and Cherry Valley Boulevard. As discussed, the project would utilize approximately 16 acres within the City of Calimesa for off-site drainage and flooding improvements. Improvements within the City of Calimesa are composed of drainage channels and appurtenances including a concrete trap channel, a concrete box culvert, two concrete outlet structures, and riprap rock energy dissipaters. The Applicant has also agreed to construct a rock-lined berm to protect the adjacent property owners.